Grateful for Half of the Month of October 2022
I'm amazed that half of October is done already. and just a few more weeks will mark my first year staying in the UAE.
Last Friday, we were able to go to the beach. Unfortunately, I slipped and hit my elbow, and back. It's the very first time that my phone got scratched also and part of the screen protector broke. On that same day, I cut my fingers while throwing some metal scrap away.
Fast forward to today and I'll tell you how it went.
At 12 o clock, we were just arranging the room to make it more comfortable. I sleep at around 2ish and woke up at 7 am. Prepared for work and took the 7:45 bus. I finally found a bus that was easier to ride on. Sunday because it arrives with only a few people so if you're fast enough you'll be able to have a seat. The bus was so full towards the end. I was looking at the time and I wouldn't be able to make it to the bus to the next metro station so I went to the Mall of the Emirates Metro station to take a bus from there, after a few minutes the bus came and left at 8:35 am. Reached the clinic 2 minutes before 9 am.
One thing that I hate about my wounds on the hand is that I'm forced to use gloves, I also don't like the stinging sensation whenever I close and open my hand and mobilize my fingers. To start my working day they endorsed me a patient and I screwed up and I had a small talk with the Doctor afterward. Then my first patient came and I had fun chatting with him, he always talks about new topics. I treated 5 more patients after that. One patient was really interesting to speak with because he had different insights towards other countries, he also told me that I should be studying the laws in the UAE and it would help me in the future, he also said that his dream is to go to Canada because of the healthcare, And I'm pushing him to pursue it.
I treated 7 patients before lunch and I was pretty tired. Thankfully, one of our colleagues treated our food because it was his birthday. He got us lechon belly, spaghetti, chicken, pizza, and shrimp. There was also a cake, for one of our colleagues because she's leaving the clinic. My colleagues were kind enough to separate me because my break was at 3 pm.
After stuffing myself, I went to my room waiting for my patient. She was late and it was her last treatment today. She was telling me stuff about our government back home. She was also teaching me about some airlines. What struck me the most was when she said that my girlfriend must be so lucky to have me because I'll be able to treat her anytime. After the session, I was just waiting for my last patient. He came early which was a really good thing. It was fun catching up with him because we haven't seen each other for 2 weeks. The doctor gave me one more patient before ending my day. I went to our pantry to get something and saw a box of donuts. I ate one before leaving. I rode with one of my colleagues and they brought me to the metro station. From there, I went to the Mall of Emirates. I went to the grocery to buy some stuff. I then took a bus to go home from there.
I got home and this was what I got from the refrigerator. This was given to me by the partner of my colleague. At first, there was a misunderstanding because when I received the message from my colleague I thought that she was asking if I own that bag. She just messaged me today and asked if I ate it and I said I misunderstood the message. I ate that for my dinner. I also spoke with my girlfriend and enjoyed the moment.
I hope that you will all have a great week ahead!
Thanks for reading stay safe always!
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